Site Director

Everest People Solutions
GBP 80,000 - 100,000
Job description

Job Description

Job Role: Site Director

Salary: Circa £125k DOE

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

Type: Full Time / Permanent


Everest People Solutions are recruiting for a Site Director to join an established FMCG business. The Site Director is responsible for the overall running of the manufacturing site encompassing people and budgetary management. This is a role where you can add real value to a business, help drive operational efficiencies and have a high degree of autonomy.

Key Duties & Responsibilities for Site Director

  • Responsible for all manufacturing activities across the business.
  • Create and implement best practice manufacturing vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve business performance.
  • Ensure that manufacturing strategies and processes are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of price, quality and delivery targets.
  • Able to evaluate challenges faced by the business and take action to mitigate risks and develop opportunities.
  • Contribute to the overall business strategy and annual budget process.
  • Take ownership of the manufacturing policy, guidelines and any associated documents.
  • Initiate and develop creative and innovative manufacturing processes.
  • Work with the SLT to work on company growth plans.
  • Lead, develop and implement variable cost productivity programs across all areas of responsibility.
  • Minimising waste through the development of a continuous improvement culture encompassing lean principles and clear strategic development.
  • Develop and manage robust production schedules and operations budgets.
  • Drive improvements in reliability for key aspects of machinery by completing reliability studies and identifying best planned maintenance strategy.
  • Ensure that Environmental, Health and Safety, manufacturing and quality standards and procedures are adhered to.
  • Provide leadership to departments under control and coach, mentor and develop direct reports and manage a high performing team that delivers continuous improvement, added value and cost reductions.
  • Establish strategy and best practices for staff to ensure achievement of overall business objectives.
  • Work with the Manufacturing team to translate site strategy into specific annual performance goals and departmental objectives including KPIs, and track them.
  • Ensure strong communication between teams under leadership to facilitate exchange of information and in order to implement change and improvements.
  • Responsible for developing the appropriate organisational structure, resource plans and culture to support the business objectives and customer deliverables.
  • Provide leadership, coordination, and coaching to the team, ensuring they are trained enabling them to achieve the operational and financial metrics within their areas of responsibility and succeed in their roles.
  • Complete regular performance reviews, manage attendance, holidays, disciplinary issues and procedures as appropriate.

Requirements for Site Director

  • Demonstrable experience of leading a manufacturing function with a proven track record in strategic manufacturing leadership delivering effective manufacturing strategies, policies, processes and systems.
  • Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements.
  • Proven project management and build quality experience.
  • Experience of operating and influencing at a strategic level.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Results orientated with ability to plan and deliver against project deadline.
  • Commercially and financially astute with experience of managing budgets.
  • Previous experience with ISO systems and audits would be desirable.
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